Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Not Your Mother's "Way to Grow" Review

Today I'm reviewing another NYM product that has completely impressed me. I really liked that ION sulfate free shampoo and conditioner that I was using from Sally's but I'm lazy and didn't want to make a special trip there just for s&c. I decided to search for a drugstore sulfate free set and found this NYM one.

Bonus, it's an anti-breakage formula which this ombre 'do definitely needs. They felt it neccesary to note that it does not grow brand new hair, it will simply protect and keep your existing hair from breaking off which will allow it to grow longer.

photo and description from nymbrands.com

photo and description from nymbrands.com

I got the coordinating conditioner and have been trying it out for a while. I have to say, I really love this set. It's thick and feels luxurious in your hair. Sulfate free shampoo's can sometimes feel "less than" without all the suds and soapy action, but I don't feel that with this shampoo.

The conditioner comes out like a body butter lotion, it's so substantial. The Ion conditioner was runnier and that was my main complaint about it. One thing worth noting, the directions on the conditioner recommend gently massaging the conditioner into your scalp...um....no thanks. I generally only apply conditioner from about my ears down to avoid looking like a greaseball all day. But, your call.

This set smells amazing. It's unlike any other product I've ever used before. I don't know how to describe it other than fresh, clean, sweet goodness. My husband even noticed the scent when I got out of the shower and he never notices anything except when I dye my hair anything other than blonde.

I am overall very impressed with this shampoo and conditioner. Both were about $4 a bottle at Walmart which is amazing for a quality sulfate free shampoo. I feel like it does leave my hair softer and well cleansed and conditioned after use without any heavy buildup or residue. I love the tube rather than a bottle because I feel like I get all the product out that way without having to have an upside down garden of bottles in my shower. I really like this set and will definitely repurchase.

Have you tried any Not Your Mother's products? Anything I should try next?


  1. Try the dry shampoo. I couldn't seem to get it to work. Very disappointed. Maybe I'm doing something wrong.

  2. I use Way to Grow as well and absolutely love it! I also just purchased their heat protectant spray which I used on my dry hair before using my curling wand. This is a great product. My hair is shiny and it also held my curls. I have fine hair and my curls usually fall out even with hairspray. I did not use hairspray with this and even after I woke up the next morning I still have curl and nice body in my hair. So far I am extremely pleased with all of their stuff even their sea salt spray.